July 16, 2007

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 16, 2007

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James Lee Buie

James Lee Buie died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was 52.

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Mr. Buie owned J&B Cab Co.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Frances Shelley; his father, Calvin Buie Sr.; and a brother, Finnas Huntley.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Buie of Vicksburg; four daughters, Britney Buie, Brina Buie and Tameka Butler, all of Vicksburg, and Yolanda Nesbitt of Detroit; one son, Kenneth Green of Vicksburg; two sisters, Hattie Dunn of Vicksburg and Eddilean Chatman of Canton; and four brothers, Willie Glasper and Calvin Buie, both of Vicksburg, Dr. Peter Shelley of Chicago and Joseph Buie of Ohio.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Larry David Dickson

EDWARDS – Larry David Dickson died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at his home in Edwards. He was 67.

Mr. Dickson retired in 1995 from the Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers. He was a member and deacon at Edwards Baptist Church, serving two terms as deacon chairman.

He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

He was preceded in death by his father, George David Dickson.

Survivors include his mother, Lois Dickson of North Carrollton; his wife, Linda S. Dickson of Edwards; one son, Larry David Dickson Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one daughter, Elizabeth Dickson Hood of Winona; two sisters, Sarah Godwin of Albertville, Ala., and Marie Caldwell of Winona; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.

Memorial services and a celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Edwards Baptist Church.

Dr. John G. McCall, interim pastor of Edwards Baptist Church, will officiate at both services.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Templeton, Matthew Killebrew, Thomas Caldwell, Keith Caldwell, Nelson Godwin and Daniel Riles.

Lucille C. Hennington

UTICA – Lucille C. Hennington died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was 79.

Born in Claiborne County, Mrs. Hennington had been a Utica resident for the past 42 years. She was employed in the Parts Department at Magna America Co. She was a member of Utica Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clint and Bessie Curtis.

She is survived by her husband, George C. Hennington of Utica; three sons, George Hennington of Vicksburg, Kenneth Hennington of Utica and Thomas Hennington of New Orleans; one daughter, Joyce M. Jimenez of Raymond; one brother, Bob Curtis of Utica; three sisters, Mildred Boyd of Utica, Lillie Crow of Vicksburg and Ruby Smith of Texas; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Utica with the Rev. Marvin Curtis officiating. Burial will follow at Utica Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home in Utica.

Rev. Horace S. Irwin Sr.

The Rev. Horace S. Irwin Sr. died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at his home. He was 92.

Rev. Irwin was retired pastor of Pleasant Hill M.B. Church. He was a member of King Solomon Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Flossie Irwin; a daughter, Antoinette Sandra Irwin; his parents, James and Dilla Irwin; six brothers, Julius Irwin, James Irwin, Andrew Irwin, Clarence Irwin, Albert Irwin and George Irwin; and three sisters, Beatrice Fletcher, Dilla Irwin and Atlanta Hicks.

Survivors include his son, Horace S. Irwin Jr. of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Barbara Faye Williams of Norwalk, Conn., and Pat Irwin of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; two godchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Sam L. Roberts Jr.

PORT GIBSON – Sam L. Roberts Jr. died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at his home in Port Gibson. He was 69.

Mr. Roberts was a native of Liberty, Miss., and had been a Port Gibson resident for the past 45 years. He attended Millsaps College and graduated from Mississippi State University. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

He was a member of the Army National Guard. He was a founding member of Mosswood Country Club and an avid golfer. He was former president of the Port Gibson Lions Club. He was materials manager for Entergy, retiring in 1997.

Mr. Roberts was a member of Port Gibson United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Wheeless Roberts; his parents, Sam L. Roberts Sr. and Norma Lea Roberts; and a brother, Sidney Roberts.

Survivors include a son, Sam L. Roberts III of Baton Rouge; two daughters, Susan Roberts McCaa of Gulf Shores, Ala., and Leslie Case of Port Gibson; one brother, James Roberts of Liberty; two sisters, Sylvia Miller and Leslie Taylor, both of Liberty; and two grandchildren, Alan McCaa of Gulf Shores and Landon Case of Port Gibson.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Port Gibson United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Harrison officiating.

Burial will be at Wintergreen Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the service.

Memorials may be made to Port Gibson United Methodist Church.

Robert Lee White

WAUKEGAN, Ill. – Services for Robert Lee White will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Carmel Ministries on Grove Street with the Rev. Melvin Bolden officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 today at Robbins Funeral Home and Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.

Mr. White died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. He was 63.

A Vicksburg native, Mr. White was a resident of Waukegan, Ill. He was a member of First Corinthian M.B. Church in North Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy White Sr. and Marcella Wade.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Lee White Jr. and Barry Leon White, both of Zion, Ill.; one daughter, Paula Yvette Harris of Kenosha, Wis.; seven brothers, Thomas Jefferson Wade of Saginaw, Mich., Tommy Lee Martin of Vicksburg, Edward Myles of Birmingham, Ala., Leroy White Jr. and Henry Martin, both of Knobnoster, Mo., David White of El Paso, Texas, and William White of Surprise, Ariz.; nine sisters, Bertha Brown, Alice Scott, Doris Bolden, Rebecca Young, Olevia White, Rita Hunter and Sheila Dillamar, all of Vicksburg, Rosie Elder of Waukegan and Pamela King of Columbus, Ga.; four grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including Bobbie Bell of Waukegan.